Action & adventure

Experience the thrills and spills

Gone are the days of formal Captain’s dinners and pristine deck shoes. The face of cruise has changed to reveal an endless choice of cruise styles. If your idea of getting away from it all is hair-raising adventure and white-knuckle action, you’ll find that both at shore and at sea.

Thrills at sea

Royal Caribbean International is one cruise line that have made it their mission to ensure the action never stops, from Southampton to St. Lucia. Modern and innovative their ships are huge floating adventure parks, filled with surf simulating pools, climbing walls, ice rinks, suspended whirlpools and boxing rings.

If you’re hunting for action on a tighter budget then Carnival are always a great choice. There’s an infectious air of excitement on board every one of their ships that comes from the splashing down the water slides on their newest ships, playing on 18-hole golf courses and great kids’ clubs so you can watch new releases on the huge 22ft al fresco screen!

Spills on shore

When it comes to finding action and adventure at shore then most cruise lines offer such a wide choice of excursions in every port that you can’t really go too far wrong. In fact, the premium cruise lines such as Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises and Silversea Cruises offer personal excursions where they use their local knowledge to create itineraries based around your dreams.

Sail with Hurtigruten and you can take a thrilling husky sledge ride in Norway or let Princess Cruises sail you to St Lucia’s tropical forests and go zip wiring like Tarzan through the canopy. How’s that for action?!